Samsung Cracked Dryer Drum Class Action Lawsuit

Sauder Schelkopf filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased Samsung clothes dryers.  It is alleged that a manufacturing defect in Samsung clothes dryers causes the dryer drum to crack inside of the unit.  Once the drum cracks it creates a loud noise while the dryer is in use and clothes can get caught on it and become damaged or torn.  An accumulation of lint on the heating element may also increase the risk of fire.  Consumers have complained that the cracked drum occurs within the first few years of use.  Samsung has refused to repair the drum for free and is charging consumers to make the repair.

The case is currently being litigated in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Samsung moved to dismiss Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint in its entirety.  On October 27, 2020, the court largely denied Samsung’s motion to dismiss the complaint.  As a result, the parties will conduct discovery and move forward with the case.  

“We are pleased with the court’s well-reasoned decision, as nearly all of the plaintiffs’ claims will move forward.  We are eager to continue pursuing the appropriate relief for the plaintiffs and putative class,”  said Joe Sauder

Experience Matters

Sauder Schelkopf is a nationally recognized class action and personal injury law firm. The firm’s partners currently serve as court appointed lead counsel in courts across the country and have been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as some of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania since 2012. The attorneys at Sauder Schelkopf have recovered over $500 million on behalf of their clients and class members.

We Want to Hear From You

If you own a Samsung dryer and the drum has cracked, please contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page.

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